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Days and Nights (2014)

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DAYS AND NIGHTS is writer/director Christian Camargo's directorial debut, inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and set in rural New England in the 1980s. The film centers around Elizabeth (Allison Janney), a movie star, who brings her paramour Peter (Christian Camargo) to her lakeside estate to visit her family on Memorial Day weekend. The household includes her ailing brother (William Hurt), her artist son (Ben Whishaw), his ethereal muse (Juliet Rylance), the family doctor (Jean Reno) and the estate's custodian (Russell Means), the careless caretaker (Michael Nyqvist) and his wife (Cherry Jones), their temperamental daughter (Katie Holmes) and her long suffering ornithologist husband (Mark Rylance) -- the keeper of the sacred land where a bald eagle is trying to raise its young. During the weekend a disastrous turn of events leads the family from dysfunction to heartbreak and, ultimately, salvation. (C) IFC Films

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Allison Janney
as Elizabeth
Jean Reno
as Louis
Mark Rylance
as Stephen
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Critic Reviews for Days and Nights

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The cast, so packed with talent that Jean Reno and Cherry Jones barely register, is stuck with stagey dialogue. Juliet Rylance, in the Nina part, has a particularly hard time.

September 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In a movie, nothing good ever seems to happen at a country house. And when it comes to this film, nothing very interesting happens, either.

September 24, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

One can certainly give this movie A for effort, but the achievement falls far short of the lofty intentions.

September 24, 2014 | Full Review…

At 92 minutes, Days and Nights feels choppy and hurried, pushing the narrative toward inevitable tragedy rather than exploring how these dispirited people got there.

September 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Lines are read as if unrelated to the ones that came before it, giving conversations a stilted, unnatural coldness.

October 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It's difficult to invest emotionally in these lugubrious characters and their various avenues of depression and dysfunction.

December 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Days and Nights

A family unites at a country house, and old wounds open as the patriarch confronts his failing health. Days and Nights is the film equivalent of Chekhov for Dummies. All the plot elements of The Seagull are checked off, but writer/director/star Christian Camargo doesn't have the same ear for subtext that the great Russian Master made famous. In Chekhov, the beat-to-beat movements of a scene are subtle and logical, but in Carmargo's adaptation, the logic is missing and the narrative is choppy. Stars Jean Reno, Katie Holmes, and Ben Winshaw are wasted on small and under-used parts, but William Hurt brings a vitality to the ailing patriarch that makes the film momentarily fun and interesting. Overall, anyone interested in Chekhov on film should check out The Duel or Vanya on 42nd Street instead of this weak effort.

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